wash out

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

wash out

verb

Definition of WASH OUT

1
to be unsuccessful <most of the participants in the tough training program washed out>
2
to make white or whiter by removing color <the bright lights of the TV studio washed out her facial features, making her look as white as a ghost>
Related Words brighten, lighten; dim, mat (also matte or matt); etiolate; whitewash; frost, silver
Antonyms darken, deepen, embrown
3
to use up all the physical energy of <that last illness washed the child out completely>
4
to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse <wash out your bathing suit in the sink>

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